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The Minimum Wage System in Korea
The Minimum Wage System in Korea
  • Author Taimyun Jung
  • Language English
  • Publication Date November 14, 2011
  • Length 50 Pages
  • Publisher Korea Labor Institute
  • Download 04-The_Minimum_Wage_System.pdf 04-The_Minimum_Wage_System.pdf
  • SUMMARY

    1. Overview of the Minimum Wage System 1
    A. Significance 1
    B. Chronology and Legal Grounds 1
    C. Purpose of the Minimum Wage System 3

    2. Who Determines the Minimum Wage, and How? 4
    A. Principles for Determination 4
    B. Determination Process 6

    3. What Are the Types of Minimum Wages, and What Are the Criteria for Determination? 11
    A. Types of Minimum Wages 11
    B. Criteria for Determination 11
    C. Units for Determination 12

    4. How Is the Minimum Wage Applied? 13
    A. The Minimum Wage and Its Application 13
    B. Coverage of the Minimum Wage 16
    C. Exclusion from Application of the Minimum Wage 17
    D. Differential Application of the Minimum Wage 18

    5. Which Types of Wages are Subject to the Minimum Wage? 21
    A. Scope of Wages Included in the Minimum Wage 21
    B. Judgment on the Scope of Wages Included in the Minimum Wage in General 21
    C. Judgment on the Scope of Wages Included in the Minimum Wage of Taxi Drivers 27

    6. How is the Judgment Made on Whether a Wage Falls Short of the Minimum Wage? 31
    A. Methods to Judge Whether a Wage Falls Short of the Minimum Wage 31
    B. Methods for Judgment by Types of Wages 33

    7. What Effects Result from the Determination of the Minimum Wage? 43
    A. Obligation of Notice by Employers 43
    B. Obligation to Pay the Minimum Wage 43
    C. Changes in the Labor Contract 44
    D. Prohibition on Lowering the Level of Wages 44
    E. Joint Liability of the Direct Upper-Tier Contractor 45

    8. What are the Penal Provisions for Violations of the Minimum Wage Act? 48
    A. Penal Provisions 48
    B. Fines 49

    9. What Are the Remedies for Workers Whose Rights Have Been Violated? 50